Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st May 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:11pm on Saturday 1st May 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 12:11pm on Saturday 1st May 2010
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So it's the 1st of May and we're now into the last week of operations at the resort. Due to the good snow cover still on the mountain Hirafu has announced it will remain open to the end of next weekend. We have had a lot of rain over the last few days at lower levels and the snow has finally mostly melted off the plains around the base of the mountain and the rivers are almost bursting their banks, great for rafting. A fair amount of the rain has fallen as snow above around 700m maintaining an excellent cover up high, in fact in Hirafu the snowdepth has increased up high over the last few days.
Basically around the region now all areas between 0-100m are snow free, between 100-200m there are drifts and patchy cover, 200-300m is still mostly covered but getting patchy and 300m and up is still almost a complete cover. Pretty amazing considering it's now May.
The ski runs mostly still have a good cover but a patch has opened up on the last slope down to the Alpen. Niseko Village has reopened this weekend to take advantage of the Golden Week visitors and the Ace #3 lift is operating in Hirafu allowing easy access to the Spring park.
The weather today is cloudy and cool but tomorrow is supposed to clear up a bit more.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 300
Bottom - 40

Niseko Village
Top - 280
Bottom - 50

Annupuri:
Top - 295
Bottom - 90

Archive report: Posted at 12:11pm on Saturday 1st May 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Grand Hirafu - Gondola, Ace # & 3\r\nNiseko Village - Gondola and Country Road\r\nAnnupuri - Gondola, Jumbo #1 & 2

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